Gigantic developer Motiga hit by another round of layoffs

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Sad news for Motiga staff as the Gigantic developer was hit with another round of layoffs, not long after 16 employees were let go last December. Apparently the studio isn’t in a very healthy financial situation, and this actually affects the support of the upcoming MOBA game Gigantic:

“While we intend to continue supporting Gigantic game services for as long as we are able, the reality is that a decision of this magnitude will impact all departments across the studio, an impact that will be felt by our community of beta testers as the services they depend on will operate without the key staff on hand to support those services.”

Motiga is trying to negotiate with investors “aggressively” so that the studio can rehire these employees, and ultimately bring Gigantic to the market. We just did a Gigantic first look and while the game still needs work, it’s a visually impressive MOBA apparently with a lot of depth.

We’re sorry to see this happening and all our sympathies to those affected.


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